The folded piece of A4 paper designed by KRON-TV producer John Collins soared across a hangar at McClellan Air Force Base for 226ft. and 10in., besting Stephen Kreiger record of 207ft., 4in. set in 2003.
“Some people might think, ‘What’s the big deal? It’s just a paper airplane,” Ayoob later told ESPN. “But it’s a world record. It took a lot of time for John, and it took a lot of time for me working with John to achieve this. … It’s very rewarding, and I’m very proud of this record.”